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ShopNBC appoints industry veteran McGrath to vp of quality assurance

Minneapolis – Electronic retailer ShopNBC has appointed 19-year multi-channel retail industry veteran Bill McGrath as its vp of quality assurance.

ShopNBC described McGrath as “an accomplished operations and financial executive with global leadership experience, product quality assurance, and global sourcing. Most recently he served as vp, global sourcing operations and finance, at QVC. During his tenure there, he also served earlier as the company’s vp of corporate quality assurance and quality control, vp of merchandise operations and inventory control, vp of market research and sales analysis, and director of financial planning and analysis.

Prior to QVC, McGrath held a variety of leadership positions at Subaru of America and Arthur Andersen. He holds an MBA from Drexel University.

“Bill brings a wealth of product quality experience and supply chain expertise -- from vendor manufacturing through custom consumer packaging -- that spans all our product categories and beyond,” said Mike Murray, ShopNBC svp of operations. “His commitment to excellence and building strong partnerships will benefit our vendors, product offerings, and customers. We look forward to his impact on our efforts to continue lowering transactional costs while improving the customer experience."

As part of the multichannel retailer's ShopNBC Anywhere initiative, customers are able to interact and shop via cable and satellite TV, mobile devices, online at, live streaming at www.ShopNBC.TV, and social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

"ShopNBC represents the future of our industry, and I am looking forward to leveraging my expertise to further enhance its high-quality commitment to the customer," McGrath said.

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